新刻奇主义 NEO-KITSCH

新刻奇主义

NEO-KITSCH

导演|米尼亚·托马

编剧|

主演| 

制片人|

摄影|

类型|实验短片、时尚短片

时长|1分56秒

完成时间|2021

对白语言|无

字幕|无

地区|罗马尼亚

制片公司|无

故事梗概

这是一个刻奇宣言,宣扬陈词滥调、流行文化、性欲与迷恋。刻奇已经成为现代性与消费主义的典型产品,同时也是逃避现实的一种方式。

《新刻奇》(NEO-KITSCH)探讨了性欲与虚伪性以及社交媒体、新闻和时尚界所提倡的人与性方面的主题和对完美身体的追求。它在探究身体、性别刻板印象和男、女性气质方面的主题。如今,男性气质的形象正在发生变化,新的男性气质形象正在形成。

《新刻奇》(NEO-KITSCH)融合了西欧和东欧美学,以撼动文化标准。

导演介绍

米尼亚·托马是一名来自罗马尼亚的电影专业学生,出生于 1999 年。他毕业于布加勒斯特的I.L.CARAGIALE国立戏剧与电影大学,获得了电影导演学士学位,现在正在学习纪录片制作。除了一些音乐视频之外,他还制作了五部短片,包括《你看过?》(L-ați vazut pe…?, 2019)、《一千个理由》(O mie de motive, 2021)、《困于蛛网》(Prins într-o pânză de păianjen, 2021) 和两部纪录短片《我的名字是塞巴斯蒂安》(Mă numesc Sebastian, 2019)、《接踵而至与离别》(Venim pe rând și mergem pe sărite, 2020)。

导演阐述

《新刻奇主义》(NEO-KITSCH)汇聚了来自电影界的当代罗马尼亚设计师、舞蹈家和艺术家,他们大部分是刚毕业的学生。

除了对时尚的兴趣外,我们也对研究身体、性别刻板印象和男、女性气质的主题感兴趣。

我们选择刻奇美学是因为如今刻奇可以被视作当代异化的解药。刻奇已经成为现代性与消费主义的典型产品,同时也是逃避现实的一种方式。

这部短片类似于广告,画面变换极快,并且运用了鲜艳的色彩,旨在引起观众的兴趣并营造出一种热情的感觉。广告是这部电影的灵感来源。

Director|Mihnea Toma

Screenwriter|None

Cast|None

Producer|None

Cinematographer|None

Genre|Experimental short film, Fashion short film

Length|1 min 56 s

Year|2021

Dialogue|None

Subtitles|None

Region|Romania

Production Company|None

Synopsis

This is a Kitsch manifesto celebrating clichés, pop culture, eroticism & fetishes. Kitsch has become a typical product for modernity and consumerism but also a way to escape from everyday reality.

NEO-KITSCH explores the theme of artificiality, sexuality and the race for the perfect body promoted by social media, press and fashion. NEO-KITSCH is investigating the body, the gender stereotypes and the theme of masculinity-femininity. Today the face of masculinity is changing and new forms of masculinity are taking shape.

NEO-KITSCH blends Western and Eastern European aesthetics in order to shake up cultural standards.

Director Biography

Mihnea Toma is a Romanian film student born in 1999. He graduated UNATC “I.L. Caragiale” in Bucharest with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Directing and now he is studying Documentary Filmmaking. He made five short films: L-ați vazut pe…? (2019), O mie de motive (2021), Prins într-o pânză de păianjen (2021) and two documentaries – Mă numesc Sebastian (2019) and Venim pe rând și mergem pe sărite / We come one by one and we leave at one’s time (2020) along with some music videos.

Director’s Statement

NEO-KITSCH gathers contemporary Romanian designers, dancers and artists from the film industry, most of them freshly graduates.

Besides the interest for fashion, we were interested in investigating the body, the gender stereotypes and the theme of masculinity-femininity.

We had chosen the kitsch aesthetic because these days kitsch can be perceived as an antidote to contemporary alienation. Kitsch has become a typical product for modernity and consumerism but also a way to escape from everyday reality.

This short film resembles advertisements in which frames are changing extremely fast and also use bright colors meant to arouse the interest of the viewer and create a sense of enthusiasm. The advertising industry was an inspiration for the creation of this film.

挥舞吧 彩虹旗 Rainbow Flag Flying High

挥舞吧 彩虹旗

Rainbow Flag Flying High

导演|张弘榤

编剧|张弘榤

主演|无

制片人|杨兹媗

摄影|张弘榤

类型|纪录片

时长|30分钟

完成时间|2020

对白语言|中文

字幕|中英

地区|中国台湾

制片公司|无

故事梗概

世界本是黑白,他用人生岁月,将世界涂抹上那缤纷的彩虹。30年来,全心投注同志运动的祁家威,曾经是媒体的焦点,社会的议论份子,如今白发苍苍的他,化身为最耀眼的彩虹旗,是台湾同志遊行上,无法忽视的存在。

导演介绍

我是独立纪录片导演,用相机观察和记录社会问题。 我主要拍摄社会人物纪录片,拍摄过职业棒球运动员、改造罪犯、古迹保护工作者、女性灵媒、原住民、木偶戏演员、残疾棒球运动员和参与鯨魚保护的人。 我希望用纪录片去探索世界,与社会交流。

导演阐述

祁家威为了实践理念,从年轻时的街头行动,到老年参与同志遊行,并在同志婚姻即將两年内落实的社会背景下,追逐那期待已久的同性婚姻,需不需要结婚不是重点,而是为了追求平等的权利,需要经过多少的等待与抗争才能迎接基本人权的那一天。

Director|Zhang Hong-Jie

Screenwriter|Zhang Hong-Jie

Cast|None

Producer|Yang Zih-Syuan

Cinematographer|Zhang Hong-Jie

Genre|Documentary

Length|30min

Year|2020

Dialogue|Chinese

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|Taiwan, China

Production Company|None

Synopsis

This is a documentary portraying Taiwan’s first-ever, most-prominent and most-outspoken gay activist, Chia-Wei Chi.

Director Biography

I am an independent documentary filmmaker who uses camera to observe and document social issues. I chiefly make documentaries about social figures, and have filmed professional baseball players, reformed criminals, historic site preservation workers, female spirit mediums, indigenous people, puppeteers, handicapped baseball players, and people involved in whale conservation. I hope to use documentaries to explore the world and communicate with society.

Director’s Statement

This movie intends to present how Chi Chia-Wei started as a street activist in the early days and then became the participant of gay parade while growing older for the sake of putting his ideal into practice. He is also pursuing the long-waited gay marriage under the background of the time when the gay marriage is going to be officially enforced in 2 years, so the point is no longer whether to get married or not but the pursuit of equal rights and how many days of waiting and battle until the day we can embrace this basic human right we deserve.

秘密港 Safe Haven

秘密港

Safe Haven

导演|林迈可

编剧|Jessie

主演|无 

制片人|卡西法

摄影|无

类型|动画音乐短片

时长|4分38秒

完成时间|2021

对白语言|普通话

字幕|中英

地区|中国

制片公司|北京酷儿合唱团

故事梗概

这是一个关于酷儿与直人彼此学习、守护和理解的故事。

导演介绍

无,导演不愿透露个人太多信息。

导演阐述

《秘密港》这个作品,我们触及到了更多的人群。春节的原创音乐短剧作品《郭浩然我就问你能不能改》发布后,我们收获了很多来自社群的认可,但我总觉得少了些什么。这次《秘密港》的发布,除了这些总能给我们鼓励的声音,还出现了一些“不太和谐”的音符。一些人在评论中对LGBTQ表示不理解,或者认为这样的人不要宣传、别影响别人。如此种种,如果为之气愤,那可能是因为我们并没有预料到世界上有的人,甚或是大多数人是不理解我们的。我很开心这个作品触及到了这些人群,让我们不再做沙漠里的鸵鸟,让更多的非社群人士也能听到我们的声音。这,就是我们发声的意义所在。

Director|Lin Maike

Screenwriter|Jessie

Cast|None

Producer|Calcifer

Cinematographer|None

Genre|Animated Music Video

Length|4min38s

Year|2021

Dialogue|Mandarin

Subtitles|Chinese, English

Region|China

Production Company|Beijing Queer Chorus

Synopsis

This is a story about queer and straight people learning from, defending, and understanding each other.

Director Biography

None. The director would rather not disclose too much personal information.

Director’s Statement

With Safe Haven, we reached out to a wider group of people. After the release of our original musical short play Guo Haoran, Just Tell Me if You Can Change! during Spring Festival, we received a lot of recognition from the community; but I always felt that something was missing. This time in addition to the encouraging voices upon the release of Safe Haven, there were also some “discordant” notes. Some people expressed their disapproval of the LGBTQ culture or their belief that such a subgroup should not promote themselves and influence others. If we were angry about all of this, it was probably because we did not anticipate that some, or even most people would not understand us. Now I am happy that this short film has reached out to these people, so that we may stop being blinded and let more people outside our community hear our voices. This is the meaning behind this work.

郭浩然 我就问你能不能改 Guo Haoran, Just Tell Me if You Can Change!

郭浩然 我就问你能不能改

Guo Haoran, Just Tell Me if You Can Change!

导演|小莫

编剧|小莫

主演| 大可、牟磊、王文轩、卡西法、恒晨、李静云、龙麓丞、韩鹏、黄桃、阮宇虹、一舟、陈静、刘霄、赵朗甯

制片人|卡西法

摄影|Chen

类型|音乐短片

时长|8分56秒

完成时间|2021

对白语言|中文

字幕|中文

地区|中国

制片公司|北京酷儿合唱团

故事梗概

2020年春节,郭浩然因为疫情无法回家过年,除夕夜,他和一众好友聚在一起,却心事重重。朋友问及时,他说:今年本想趁着过年回家向家里出柜,结果因为疫情没能回去,出轨的计划也泡汤了。于是他陷入了沉沉的思绪,在他内心的世界,一场出柜的狂想曲正在上演,面对父母亲戚的关切和因爱而带来的伤害,他无奈、纠结、失落。故事的最后,郭浩然和亲人们达成了和解。

导演介绍

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毕业于中国传媒大学,传媒行业从业者,节目编导。

陆续通过不同形态的视频作品,展现LGBTQ群体生活现状。在大学期间拍摄纪录短片《同志亦凡人》,记录时任飞赞网创始人凌绝顶在北京的同性婚礼。在2020年加入北京酷儿合唱团,依托北京酷儿合唱团的平台,通过原创合唱作品影像展现同志群体所共同面临的社会议题。

导演阐述

《郭浩然》是北京酷儿合唱团的春节原创企划作品,在策划阶段决定将视角转向“春节出柜”这个极具冲突又极具共鸣的选题。通过歌舞剧的形式表现主人公想象当中的一场出柜狂想曲,在想象世界里,整个过程从家人不解、正面冲突,到互相倾诉,最终彼此理解,基本涵盖了很多人出柜的典型经历。合唱配合现代舞,将主人公的内心通过歌词和肢体语言娓娓讲述。整个创作团队希望通过这部作品给予拥有相似经历的朋友以力量。

Director|Morrison

Screenwriter|Morrison

Cast|Cliff / Simon Mu / Amy / Calcifer / Lynn / Li Jingyun / Longlong / Harper / Vanessa / Rainbow / Yizhou / Summer / Liu Xiao / Albert Zhao

Producer|Calcifer

Cinematographer|Chen

Genre|Music Video

Length|8min56s

Year|2021

Dialogue|Mandarin

Subtitles|Chinese

Region|China

Production Company|Beijing Queer Chorus

Synopsis

In the Spring Festival of 2020, due to the pandemic, Guo Haoran cannot go home. He spends New Year’s Eve with friends but appears to be preoccupied. When asked by his friends, he shares that originally he wanted to take advantage of the New Year to go home and come out to his family, but now that he cannot go back his plan to come out also fell through. Then he goes into deep rumination. Inside his mind, a rhapsody of coming out is playing out. Grappling with his parents’ and relatives’ concerns and the harm caused by their love, he feels helpless, torn, and upset. At the end of the story, Guo Haoran and his relatives reach a reconciliation.

Director Biography

Graduated from the Communication University of China, Morrison is a practitioner in the media industry working as a program director. Through different video forms, Morrison has been showing the current situation of the LGBTQ community in China. During Morrison’s college years, Morrison filmed the short documentary Queer as Folk recording the same-sex wedding of Ling Jieding in Beijing, the founder of Feizan.com back then. In 2020, Morrison joined the Beijing Queer Chorus. Through the platform of Beijing Queer Chorus, Morrison shot and shared original videos of the chorus to present the social issues faced by the LGBTQ community.

Director’s Statement

Guo Haoran is an original project of Beijing Queer Chorus for Chinese New Year. During the planning stage, we decided to turn to the topic of “coming out during Chinese New Year”, which is a very conflicting but resonant topic. The main character’s imaginary coming-out rhapsody is expressed through the form of a musical drama. The whole process that happened in his imaginary world ranges from family disagreement, upfront conflicts, to mutual confession and understanding, covering the typical experience of many queer people. The chorus with modern dance tells the main character’s heart through lyrics and body language. The entire creative team hopes to give strength to friends with similar experiences.

亚洲熊志 Bigger Is Better

亚洲熊志

Bigger Is Better

导演|董陵轩

编剧|董陵轩

主演| 无

制片人|董陵轩

摄影|董陵轩

类型|纪录片

时长|30分钟

完成时间|2021

对白语言|英语、汉语、日本语

字幕|英文

地区|中国台湾

制片公司|无

故事梗概

《亚洲熊志》是一部关于在亚洲的男同性恋群体中“熊”这一亚文化的身份文化与政治的纪录片。它将观众带到日本、中国台湾、中国香港和中国大陆,与文化相关者会面,并审视这种独特亚文化的发展及其意义和影响。

导演介绍

董陵轩是一位屡获殊荣的纪录片导演和记者,现居纽约。他目前是约克学院和纽约市立大学表演与美术系的副教授,教授演讲沟通和交流技巧课程。在来到约克大学之前,他在新泽西州的肯恩大学教授了 11 年的媒体课程。他来自台湾,拥有布鲁克林大学的电视制作硕士学位和哥伦比亚大学的新闻学博士学位。他获得了多项奖学金,包括范德比尔特大学媒体奖学金和电视艺术与科学学院奖学金。他的电影关注社会正义和人权问题,曾在全球60多个电影节上展映。

导演阐述

制作这部电影是一次非常私人化的征程。身体形象一直备受同性恋群体的关注。根据体型给人们贴标签可能会对自尊造成打击和负面影响。 我一直对自己的身体感到不舒服,并且一直在努力减肥。通过制作这部电影,我学到了很多关于亚洲熊文化的知识,并且觉得我找到了我的社群。但电影真正的目的是揭开亚洲熊文化的神秘面纱,促进自爱和多元,因为每个人都是独一无二的,无论他们看起来怎么样,都值得被爱。

Director|Larry Tung

Screenwriter|Larry Tung

Cast|None

Producer|Larry Tung

Cinematographer|Larry Tung

Genre|Documentary

Length|30min

Year|2021

Dialogue|English, Chinese, Japanese

Subtitles|English

Region|Taiwan, China

Production Company|None

Synopsis

Bigger Is Better is a documentary about the identity culture and body politics of the bear subculture within a larger gay male community in Asia. It takes the audience to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China to meet with stakeholders and examines the development of this unique subculture and its meaning and impact.  

Director Biography

Larry Tung is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist in New York City. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at York College/CUNY and teaches courses in speech communication and communications technology. Prior to York, he taught media courses at Kean University in New Jersey for 11 years. A native of Taiwan, he holds an M.F.A. in TV Production from Brooklyn College and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. He received several fellowships, including Vanderbilt University Media Fellowship, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Faculty Fellowship. Tung’s films focus on social justice and human rights issues. They have been featured in more than 60 film festivals around the world.

Director’s Statement

Making this film has been a very personal journey. Body image is always an obsession in the gay community. Labeling people based on body sizes can create division and negative impacts on self-esteem. I have always been uncomfortable with my own body and am in a constant struggle to lose weight. Through making this film, I learned so much about the bear culture in Asia and felt like I found my community. But the real purpose is to demystify bear culture in Asia and promote self-love and diversity because everyone is unique and deserves to be loved no matter what they look like.